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How to deliver the perfect smartass quote

It’s all very well and good having a range of smartass quotes in your armory, but how do you deliver them in the right way? Here are a few pieces of advice to help you hit the right note when firing off your favorite quote.

1. Don’t smile

This is one of the times in life when you should keep a straight face. If you smile whilst you’re giving your smartass quote, you’re going to take away its power. You’re not trying to get a laugh in most cases, you’re trying to insult. Of course, those who aren’t in the direct line of insult will no doubt find it hilarious!

2. A raised eyebrow can make all the difference

Now, if you’re not someone who raises their eyebrow easily, don’t do it. You’ll just end up looking comedic and that’s not what we’re going for here. However, if you can do the raised eyebrow look, it will add a dose of irony and “really?” to your quote.

3. Keep your voice steady

I know, you’re about to hit a home run and you want to jump in the air and scream “yes!” because for once you know exactly what to say. Hold it in. The point of being sarcastic is that it’s cool and effortless. Keep your voice steady, avoid sounding too pleased with yourself, and deliver the line with a straight face.

4. Turn on your heel and leave

The best way to make a serious impact with a smartass quote is to deliver it, turn on your heel, and walk away. Don’t stick around for follow-ups because you’ll lose the power. By having the last say, you’re leaving them dumbfounded and not sure what to say in response. That’s exactly the effect you want to have

5. Congratulate yourself, silently

Well done, you managed to deliver the perfect insult or smartass line. Now, congratulate yourself by all means but do it silently. You won’t look cool if you show everyone just how happy you are with your efforts!

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